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James Gibbons, A Pioneer

James Gibbons (1837-1933) was one of the earliest pioneers in Edmonton, Alberta. He is described as one of Edmonton’s “more colourful individuals”.2 No wonder. Gibbons was a prospector, hunter, fur trader, and farmer.1 Gibbons was born in Holly Hill, Donegal Ireland on Christmas day 1837. He immigrated to America in 1856

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KDays Pancake Breakfast

Every July, we host a KDays Pancake Breakfast at Old Timers Cabin that is open to the public. It is a fun family event with delicious pancakes, eggs, sausages and drinks. We usually have entertainment such as live music! Check our website and social closer to July for exact dates and

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Spring Fling Dinner & Dance

You are invited to NAPDA’s Spring Fling: Ukrainian Dinner & Dance with live music and entertainment at the charming Old Timers Cabin! Details in the poster. For tickets call 780-465-2139 or email events@oldtimerscabin.net. 

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Canada Day Reflections

What does it mean to us, here at NAPDA, to celebrate Canada Day? It means we appreciate the achievements and hard work all our forefathers have put in order to make Canada what it is today. We are proud of this land we call home and its people. Trailblazers not

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Invitation to Pancake Breakfast

We would like to invite you all to NAPDA’s Annual KDays Pancake Breakfast. This lovely breakfast will include pancakes, sausages, scrambled eggs and all the trimmings. Come meet members from NAPDA and people from the community in the charming Old Timers Cabin. Details are below: 

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Father’s Day Pioneer Lunch

This year, we had the pleasure of hosting Father’s Day Pioneer Lunch at Old Timers Cabin and celebrating NAPDA’s 124th anniversary. Many families from the community and NAPDA members attended and enjoyed the buffalo stew meal while conversing and listening to live music. On one side of the hall, there

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Father’s Day Lunch

On Father’s Day, we often hold an event to celebrate this occasion with the community at large. In 2018, we had a Pioneer Father’s Day Pioneer Lunch with food our forefathers would have eaten and live music at Old Timers Cabin. The menu featured bison stew and other delights! Stay

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Spring Fling Dinner & Dance

Every April, prepare to welcome spring with live music and delicious food at the charming Old Timers Cabin! Follow our social accounts for specific details, time, and tickets.    

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On Alberta’s Women Pioneers

In the wake of International Women’s Day, we would like to shed some light on some women pioneers in Alberta and related historical background. Northern Alberta Pioneers & Descendants Association is committed to sharing more content on pioneer women from Alberta in the future. If you have an ancestor woman

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Why Archives Matter

Archives are collections of historical records and documents that contain information about people, events, places, or artefacts. The nature of archives is such that they touch upon wide range of life aspects, and they are, largely, actual records and items, not descriptions thereof. This makes them uniquely valuable and different

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